Bangkok, Thailand | August 5-9, 2019

Global Bioethics, Human Rights & Public Policy

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Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI), in collaboration with the Department of Bioethics & Engagement, Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), University of Oxford, invite students and professionals worldwide to attend the International Bioethics Summer School to be held at Abloom Hotel.

Join us for this one-of-a-kind educational opportunity where East meets West!


Abloom Hotel, 5/36 Phahonyothin Soi 3, Phyathai, Bangkok 10400


The International Bioethics Summer School Program includes a series of lectures and seminars, field trips, film screenings, and evening events with guest speakers. Click here for information about the summer program.


The faculty of the summer school program is comprised of notable international scholars who will lecture and conduct seminars on various bioethical topics. Please visit the faculty page for more information.


All participants will present their final papers (written under a faculty member’s supervision) at a conference forum during the final week of the program.


Participants who are applying for a partial scholarship must include a 300-500 word statement describing how they will benefit from it. The winners will be notified a couple of days after applying.

The DEADLINE to apply for partial scholarship consideration is June 20, 2019. Partial scholarship applications received after this deadline will be reviewed if additional partial scholarship funds are available.

We encourage participants to also seek financial assistance from their home educational institutions to cover expenses. Click here for more details on how to apply!


Following the completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate in Global Bioethics during the graduation ceremony and banquet.


We advise undergraduate and graduate students to inquire about receiving credits from their own universities/colleges. Typically, they receive 2 course credits. At the end of the summer program, we provide a document outlining the total number of contact hours, including a list of all lectures, seminars, field trips, and other activities, as well as an overall program evaluation of the participant. Phone: +1 (908) 565-0137.


Please check the housing page for information regarding housing. Some participants may wish to make individual housing arrangements using Airbnb or other rental sources. Housing costs are NOT included in the registration fees.


Summer program participants are responsible for their registration fees, travel arrangements to the conference venue and around the city, accommodation and other meals. Registration fees below include the 5 day program (seminars, field trips, film screening), two coffee/tea breaks and lunch each day. 

*The summer program registration fees are tax deductible as GBI is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As such, your registration fees are considered donations. 

$20 | Nonrefundable

DEADLINE: July 1, 2019

(Once you have been accepted)
DEADLINE: July 10, 2019

$450 | University Students 
$550 | Professionals
$250 | Low and Middle-Income Country Students
$300 | Low and Middle-Income Country Professionals

(Once you have been accepted)
DEADLINE: July 25, 2019
$550 | University Students
$650 | Professionals
$275 | Low and Middle-Income Country Students
$350 | Low and Middle-Income Country Professionals

*Determination of low and middle-income countries is based on the
2019 World Bank country income classifications list
For more information, click on the links to visit these websites: Global Bioethics Initiative, Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU)